Lesson Note – Week 1 Computer Studies for JSS 3
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Introduction to This Lesson Note
We (at LeadinGuides) have since 2014 joined forces with concerned educators to advocate the need for Career Guidance and Counselling (CGC) to be included as a subject in the national curriculum. Take statistics if you would, and see the many ‘wrong’ career decisions that Nigerian teens make at post-secondary level. You will see JAMB applicants who know too little career alternatives. It is certain, that you will also see many university students studying courses not out of choice but due to lack of alternatives. There is also the sect who is wishing they could choose another course all over again. The bold among the last sect usually drop out of a course at 300 – 400L just to start another course of interest all from the scratch.
The upshot of the lack of CGC in our schools is not good. For those that made initial wrong career choice only to change to another later on, there is loss of time and resources. And for the majority that proceeds with wrong career choices, there is little productivity of graduates. This does not stop with the individual. It also tells on the nation in general.
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This lesson offers opportunity for Computer Studies/Information Technology Teachers not only to open up to the students the many career opportunities in Computer Science/Information technology; but also to provide some general career guidance and counselling as well as specific career guidance and counselling in Computer Science/Information Technology. It is our hope that this lesson note (guide) will be helpful in this regard.
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NOW THE GUIDE WITH KEYWORDS: Lesson Note – Week 1-Computer-Studies-JSS-3
NAME OF TEACHER:
AGE: 12 – 15 years
CLASS: Junior Secondary School 3/Year 9
SUBJECT: Basic Science and Technology
THEME: Information Technology/Computer Studies
TOPIC: Career Opportunities in Computer or Computer Professionals
OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, the students should have attained the following objectives:
- Cognitive – the students should be able to :
- Define Career
- Define Computer Professionals
- List and state the functions of at least ten computer professionals
- Mention the factors to consider or the steps in choosing career paths
- Mention the requirements for studying Computer Science/Information Technology at the tertiary level
- Affective – the students should be able to:
- Demonstrate likeness for careers in information and communication technology
- (interested students) Choose IT career that is suitable for them
- Pursue chosen career in information and communication technology
- Psychomotor – the students should be able to:
- Perform level-appropriate tasks as intending professional
To better understand this lesson, the students should know the meaning and uses of cmputer.
For maximum impartation, the delivery of this lesson requires charts of different computer professions at work.
Method of Teaching
The teacher shall deliver this lesson by direct induction and lecturing. However, evaluation shall employ deduction method.
The students shall actively participate in the lesson by listening, asking and answering questions.
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